Same-Day Laser Treatments for Hair Removal: Answers to Your FAQs

Same-Day Laser Treatments for Hair Removal: Answers to Your FAQs

A fast, safe, and effective way to remove unwanted facial and body hair, laser hair removal (LHR) continues to be one of the top treatments to get at med spas.

There are still a lot of myths and uncertainty around the procedure though, so we’re answering FAQs about same-day laser treatments to clear it all up! Here’s what you should know about laser hair removal.

Here Are Answers to Your Questions About Same-Day Laser Treatments for Hair Removal

Q: How does LHR work?
A: Laser hair removal works by using a laser to target hair follicles. The laser heats hair follicles to damage them and prevent hair from growing back. The procedure is safe, fast, and effective.

Q: Does laser hair removal hurt?
A: You may experience some discomfort during the procedure, but it is generally well tolerated by most patients. Many lasers used for hair removal have a cooling mechanism that helps to reduce discomfort and minimize the risk of damage to anything but the targeted follicles.

Q: How long does a session take?
A: The length of the procedure depends on factors, such as the size of the area being treated and other variables including how much hair you have. Smaller areas like the underarms can take less than 15 minutes per visit, while larger areas like the legs or back can take up to an hour.

Q: How many sessions of LHR are necessary?
A: The number of sessions needed depends on a number of individual factors. Most people require between two and six sessions to achieve their desired results. However, some people may need more. During your initial visit, your laser specialist will determine the number of sessions they believe will be needed to reach your goals.

Q: Is laser hair removal permanent?

A: The treatment significantly reduces hair growth, but some hair may still grow back over time. However, the regrowth is usually much lighter and finer than before.

The reason you may experience growth months or years after finishing your treatment plan is because your body has an amazing ability to heal. In some cases, the hair follicle is only damaged, and it eventually is able to grow hair again.

Q: What areas of the body can be treated?
A: Lasers can be used on almost any area of the body that grows hair, including the face, underarms, and chest, back, bikini area, and legs.

Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Most people experience some redness, swelling, and / or mild discomfort afterward. However, these side effects are usually temporary and go away on their own within a few hours.

Q: Is laser hair removal safe for all skin tones and types?A: Yes, thanks to modern technology, all skin types can have LHR and it’s safe for dark skin. Make sure your provider uses the safest laser possible for your skin tone and type.

Q: How much does laser hair removal cost?
A: The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on the area being treated and the number of sessions you need. You can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $800 per session, with larger areas on the higher end of this range. Many med spas offer package discounts for paying for the full treatment plan upfront and / or for treating multiple areas at the same time. Don’t be afraid to ask about specials and package pricing.

Do You Have More Laser Hair Removal Questions? We Have All the Answers! 

Book same-day laser treatments today at Northern Virginia’s top provider for hair removal, Pure Med Spa, for in-depth answers to all your questions.


Contact us at 517-260-6837, and be on your way to hair-free skin before the next swim season!